The Clap wrote:You're comparing a guy who played the entire season at far less than 100% to a guy who came in well rested in mid-January.
Gasol wasn't on vacation, he was rehabn'. When a player hasn't played for so long his timing is off, and his sharpness is not there and things don't click the way they should. This is the same type of thinking that probably stoped this organization from chasing Gasol When he requested a trade, Odom was on a high Gasol was at a low we could have got a steal, but people continue to under estimate Gasol, by the way he is not a losser check his national performances and if you think thats easy to achieve, go ahed and ask the three musketiers ( Wade, Lebron, Melo) why thy fail at that level?
He is better than O'neal, why?
he is 2 years younger than O'neal and has about 4 years less mileage
he shoots the ball better .538> .436. Gasol 10/18 O'neal 10/23 thats right 5 less shots. lets not even mention free throws
he passes the ball better
less injury prone (Jermaine O'neals since 00/01 has not played 80 games since his first season as a pacer , 44,51,69 in the last three seasons, that sort of stuff is not a coincidence.
taller, yes thats right an an inch matters especially when you've got a better wing span
He is an okay defender, O'neal is better, but his need to take so many shots when we already have Kobe, will frustrate he and Kobe, and the two of them are growing short on patience by the second.
Gasol is on the uprise
it's all going down for O'neal
He is a lower risk than O'neal, if he doesn't workout he'll be easier to trade in a year or two.